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JMK Women Scholarships Offered for MBA, Including 12 International Students

The Zonta Club of Milwaukee is now offering college scholarships named as the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships are awarded to women undertaking business studies who have demonstrated outstanding potential in the field. Zonta International offers up to 32 scholarships of US$1,000 each at the district/region level and 12 international scholarships in the amount of US$7,000 each. In ...

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ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite

S200 Strap-ons Integrated with Core L110 Liquid Stage (Photo: ISRO)

ISRO New Workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 to Carry Heaviest 3136-kg GSAT-19 Satellite Indian Space research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its new workhorse GSLV-Mk III-D1 rocket on June 5, making it the heaviest rocket ever made by ISRO and capable of carrying huge payloads. GSAT-19 carries Ka/Ku-band high throughput communication transponders, a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) to monitor charged particles and the ...

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World’s Largest Optical Telescope’s Construction Begins at Chile

The world’s largest optical telescope, the European Extremely Large Telescope (EELT), is being built in Chile which is emerging as the future capital of space monitoring infrastructure. The E-ELT will be the largest optical/near-infrared telescope in the world and will gather 13 times more light than the largest optical telescopes existing today. The E-ELT will be able to correct for ...

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NASA Moon Orbiter Hit by Tiny Bullet-like Meteoroid, Still Camera Works

The NAC on a bench in the clean room at Malin Space Science Systems. The radiator (right) extends off the electronics end and keeps the CCD cool while imaging the hot Moon. Computer modeling shows the meteoroid impacted somewhere on the radiator

NASA’s Moon orbiting spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) was a hit by a small meteoroid faster than the speed of a bullet but the camera survived though it is unclear whether the mission will face any other eventuality. From October 13, 2014, the US space agency’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft suddenly started sending jarred pictures indicating that it could ...

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Scientists Find Moon Orbiting 3rd Dwarf Planet in Kuiper Belt

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope astronomers found a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system’s formation 4.6 billion years ago. With this discovery, most of the known dwarf planets in the Kuiper Belt ...

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Rare Metal Hydrogen Disappears from Harvard Lab or Evaporates?

Microscopic images of the stages in the creation of atomic molecular hydrogen: Transparent molecular hydrogen (left) at about 200 GPa, which is converted into black molecular hydrogen, and finally reflective atomic metallic hydrogen at 495 GPa. Courtesy of Isaac Silvera

Harvard researchers claimed last month that they had managed to create metallic hydrogen that has the capability to superconduct electricity at room temperature without resistance in a process that used massive amounts of pressure and a diamond vice. Stored at minus 193 degree celsius, the sample mysteriously disappeared, leaving researchers wonder whether it just evaporated. But they are determined to ...

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Earth-Like Dwarf Planet Found by Hubble, German Researchers Upbeat

Artist's concept of Comet-Like Object Falling Toward White Dwarf (NASA)

NASA’s Hubble space telescope found a white dwarf star whose atmosphere has all the ingredients suitable for life and is rich in materials or building blocks for life such as carbon, nitrogen, as well as oxygen and hydrogen, besides the components of water. The white dwarf is roughly 170 light-years from Earth in the constellation Boötes, the Herdsman. It was ...

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Indian-Origin Scientist Solves 10-year-old Mystery Over Fast Radio Busts From Universe

An Indian-origin scientist and his team from Cornell University found the origin of mysterious busts of radio waves from the cosmological source to more than 3 billion light-years away. The “fast radio bursts”, which puzzled space scientists for over ten years, were previously thought to have had emanated from within the Milky Way galaxy, but the astronomers now confirm that ...

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Ancient Burials Show Traces of Blood Feuds

Funerals in the Sonoran Desert thousands of years ago were similar to what they are today. Bodies of the deceased were buried respectfully, while families and mourners followed certain customs to honor lives lost. At least, most of the time. In some cases, however, the dead received far less reverential treatment. Instead, bodies were tossed haphazardly, headfirst, into their eternal ...

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3 New Astronauts Set Sail to International Space Station

International Space Station Expedition 48/49 astronaut Kate Rubins of NASA, Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Takuya Onishi. Credits: NASA

Three astronauts, one each from NASA, Roscosmos and JAXA have set their space journey with the launch of Russian Soyuz MS-01 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 9:36 p.m. EDT Wednesday. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and astronaut Takuya Onishi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency ...

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Perfect ‘Einstein Ring’ 10000 Light Years Away Discovered

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The phenomena of an Einstein ring that was predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity but remained a mystery has recently been discovered by researchers. An Einstein ring is a distorted image of a very distant galaxy, which is termed “the source” that produces the bending of the light rays due to a massive galaxy, termed “the lens”, lying between ...

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6 Indian-Origin US Scientists to be Honoured by Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama has named six Indian-origin among 106 young researchers for the prestigious Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest such honour for early career achievers. They will receive the awards later at a ceremony in the White House. “We congratulate these accomplished individuals and encourage them to continue to serve as an example of ...

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Diabetes New Hope: Smartphone Sensor to Monitor Blood-Sugar Level, to Pump in Insulin

Diabetes goes digital with a smartphone-based system that can automatically control blood-sugar levels setting aside the usual finger pricks and insulin injections, especially for diabetes Type 1 patients. The smartphone developed by Prof. Boris Kovatchev, director of the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology, has been fitted with a tiny sensor and wearable insulin pump, that can monitor monitoring ...

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103rd Indian Science Congress: PM Modi to Open in Mysore Today

Fresh after Goa session of Indian Science Congress that had sent out signals of renewal of ancient Hindu science leads including Pushpak Vimana controversy to Plastic Surgery, Indian scientists will meet this year in Mysore today, Sunday Jan. 3 with focus on market-oriented “Make in India” program. Live streaming of 103rd Indian Science Congress is available on ipomo app at ...

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Navratri 2015: Messages, Wishes to Send to Your Beloved Ones

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Navratri 2015 begins on Tuesday, October 13 and will go on for nine days as the name suggests. Devotees celebrate the festival to honour Goddess Durga and her nine forms, which are Sailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Maha Gowri and Siddhidayini. These nine forms of Goddess Durga are said to symbolise creative energy and the feminine body ...

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Leaked: Google Nexus 5X, 6P’s to Launch in India by October

Google to unveil its much-awaited Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P in India by October end in the time of Diwali. The tech-giant is launching the phone just before the launch of the latest iPhones in the country. The devices are expected to give tough competition to the Apple’s new phone. The devices will be available both online and offline in ...

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[VIDEO] Vikram’s 10 Endrathukulla Trailer Released

The trailer of much awaited film of Chiyaan Vikram and Samantha starer ’10 Endrathukulla released. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vygWI0XK4E] The director of much acclaimed ‘Goli Soda’ Vijay Milton directed the movie and AR Murugadoss produced it with the association of Fox Star Studios. Apart from Aparichit star, movie also stars Bollywood actor Jackie Shroff. Sizzling Charmy kaur will be seen performing an ...

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Vijay Starrer Puli All Set to be Released Tomorrow: Check Out Some Interesting Facts

Ilayathalapathy Vijay starer Puli is all set to be released on 1st October, 2015. Puli has already broken several records and creating huge wave in Indian Cinema. The film ‘Puli’ has many features to attract audience to the theater. Actress Sridevi is making her comeback in Tamil films with this fantasy flick after almost three decades. Seeing her sharing screen ...

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